Free Fries, Half-Price Burgers, and 23 More Fast-Food Deals Near Me

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Cheapest Fast-Food Deals Right Now

Life is hectic. Families are busy, so hitting the drive-thru in the morning before work or after school is a convenient time saver. Fast-food chains can bust your budget if you're not careful, but you can plan ahead to take advantage of deals and promotions. Before you pile in the car or call your favorite pizza place, check out these money saving menu items.

Prices and availability are subject to change.

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1. Popeyes: $11 Two Can Dine Meal

You can get a cheap meal for two people right now at Popeyes. For $11, the 2 Can Dine meal comes with five pieces of chicken, six tenders, or six wings and three chicken tenders, plus two sides and biscuits. Don't forget to check the Offers section of the website, too, where you can score lots of other great deals like a $7 three-piece tenders combo.

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2. Wendy's: Free Chicken Nuggets

Wendy's has all kinds of freebies and coupons in the Offers section of its mobile app this month, including free six-piece chicken nuggets every Wednesday with any purchase. There are also offers for $1 crispy chicken sandwiches, any size soft drink for $1, and $2 off any premium combo meal.

For breakfast, there's a $3 Breakfast Biggie Bundle deal, where you can mix and match two biscuits, potatoes, and coffee. Check out more Wendy's deals for this month, including Rewards and delivery specials.

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3. Taco Bell: $5 Cravings Box

Taco Bell just brought back its best deal. The $5 Cravings Box comes with a Chalupa Supreme, Beefy 5-Layer Burrito, taco, cinnamon twists, and drink, making each of those items only $1 each. There's also the Build Your Own Cravings Box, and it's only $6 with items like Crunchwraps and Spicy Potato Soft Tacos.

After January 10th, look for the launch of a new Cravings Value Menu with lots of under-$3 options like beef nachos, Double Stacked Tacos, and a 3-Cheese Flatbread Melt.

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4. McDonald's: Free Fries on Friday

McDonald's has brought back its best deal for 2024: Free Fries Friday. Snag a free medium fries every Friday with a minimum $1 purchase through the app. Plus, check the Deals section of the mobile app for offers like a $1 McChicken and $1.29 any size fries.

Related: How To Get Free Fast Food

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5. Burger King: BOGO Free Original Chicken Sandwiches

Burger King hasn't announced that it's continuing its free fries promotion in 2024 yet. But there are other deals to be had, like BOGO free Original Chicken Sandwiches and $1.49 large fries or onion rings, all available in the app or online. And don't forget to check the offers page on the restaurant's website, which has rotating deals like a $9 double Whopper and small fries meal and a $5 double cheeseburger and small fries meal.

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6. KFC: $20 Fill Up Box

Buckets of KFC chicken make for an easy meal on busy weeknights. Right now, you can get a $20 Fill Up Box special that comes with four pieces of fried chicken, 12 chicken nuggets, four dipping sauces, french fries, and four biscuits. For an individual meal, you can also mix and match two KFC Wraps for $5.

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7. Little Caesars: $7 Extra Most Bestest Pepperoni

Little Caesars does cheap pizza well, but the prices have recently increased — the second time since the pandemic started. The cheapest option will now run you $6 instead of $5. We still recommend paying a dollar more to get Extra Most Bestest pies for more cheese and more pepperoni, making the chain noticeably better than cheaper pizza chains. The upgrade is worth the extra change.

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8. Panda Express: $35 Family Meal

Family meals at Panda Express are a crowd pleaser. For $35, order your choice of three large entrees and two large sides that will feed a small family. Who doesn't like orange chicken and fried rice?

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9. Subway: BOGO Free Footlong Subs

The days of $5 footlongs are long over, but you can still get a good deal on them at Subway. If you order through the app or website, you can buy one and get one free with the coupon code FLBOGO right now. (If that code doesn't work, give BOGO50 for buy-one-get-one-half-off-footlongs a try, because Subway tends to cycle between those two codes.)

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10. Pizza Hut: $7 Deal Lover's Menu

For once, Pizza Hut's deals recently got better. The new $7 Deal Lover's Menu is the same mix-and-match-at-least-two-items deal that other pizza chains offer. Options include medium one-topping pizzas, Melts, boneless wings, cheese sticks, breadsticks, pastas, and desserts. There's also the Big Dinner Box for $30 featuring two medium one-topping pizzas, five breadsticks, and either pasta, bone-in wings, or boneless wings.

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11. Wingstop: $17 Boneless Meal Deal

You can feed three or four people (or just two really hungry ones) at Wingstop right now for $17. The Boneless Meal Deal comes with 20 boneless wings tossed in up to four sauce or rub flavors, plus a large fries and two dips. Plus, you can get boneless wings for 70 cents each on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Trying to decide which flavors to order? We ranked the best Wingstop flavors to help you make the call.

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12. Domino's: Free Pizza

Domino's has a unique, free "emergency" pizza deal going on right now to promote its new rewards program launch. If you place an online carryout or delivery order of $7.99 or more as a new member of the rewards program, you'll get a free medium two-topping pizza for your next pizza "emergency." You'll have 30 days to redeem the freebie.

Otherwise, your best bet for cheap pizza is the long-running $8 carryout deal, where you can get large one-topping pizzas on any of the chain's crusts, eight-piece chicken wings, and Dips and Twists combos. If you want to save more money, get two or more medium two-topping pizzas for only $7 each for carryout or delivery. Plus, you can get bread, chicken, sandwiches, pasta, salads, and dessert for the same price.

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13. Arby's: 2 for $7 Cheddarthon Menu

The best Arby's deal in years (decades?) has ended, but another has appeared. The 2 for $7 Everyday Value menu is currently named Cheddarthon since all of its items are cheesy. You can mix and match from Classic Beef 'n Cheddar and Fish 'n Cheddar sandwiches, and fried Mac 'n Cheese Bites.

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14. Papa Johns: $7 Papa Pairings

Like Domino's and Pizza Hut, Papa Johns has a buy-two-or-more deal. Items are $7 each as long as you buy at least two, and there are a lot of options, such as a medium one-topping pizza, Papadias, 10-piece Chicken Poppers, cheese sticks, garlic knots, and three desserts. That's a lot of variety to satisfy everyone.

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15. Sonic: Half-Price Cheeseburgers and Drinks

Most people know about Sonic's happy hour, but you can actually get the same deals all the time. All you have to do is order online or in the app. You can also get half-price cheeseburgers every Tuesday after 5 p.m. when you order online or through the app. Plus, you can get a foot-long quarter pound chili cheese coney for $2 for a limited time.

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16. Del Taco: Taco Nights

The best deal at Del Taco is the long-running Taco Nights promotion. On Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., you can get three snack tacos for $1.99, and on Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., you can get three grilled chicken tacos for $3.19. Sure, the prices have gone up recently thanks to inflation, but it's still a heck of a deal. Plus, rewards members can score 60-cent snack tacos though March 6th if they order through the app.

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17. Dairy Queen: $7 Cheeseburger Meal Deal

A classic cheeseburger combo is the best deal right now at DQ. For $7, you'll get a cheeseburger, regular-size fries, a 21-ounce drink, and a small sundae. You can also grab the three-piece chicken strip meal deal for $7, or try the mix and match two for $5 deal with options like a small sundae or chili dog.

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18. Church's Chicken: $3.49 Texas Two-Piece Feast

There's a small meal deal at Church's right now. For $3.49, you get a fried leg and thigh, honey butter biscuit, and jalapeno. If you're looking for more, head to the Coupons section of Church's website to find the best deals. Right now, you can use coupon codes when you order online to get a $10 meal for two or a $23 10-piece family meal.

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19. Panera: $8 Tuna Sandwich and Tomato Soup

Panera has a current special on a classic soup and sandwich combo. You can get a cup of creamy tomato soup with croutons, half a tuna salad sandwich, and a side of French baguette, apple, or chips for just $8. You can also get five other value duets with various Panera soups, salads, and sandwiches for the same price.

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20. Bojangles: Two for $4 Sausage Biscuits

Breakfast — or any meal, since they serve biscuit sandwiches all day! — just got cheaper at Bojangles. The chain rotates through two-for deals, and right now you can grab a pair of sausage biscuits for $4.

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21. Hardee's: $6 Star Deals

Hardee's recently released three new combo meal deals for only $6 each. All of them come with small fries and a small drink, plus your choice of a double cheeseburger, original hot ham and cheese sandwich, or three-piece hand-breaded chicken tenders.

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22. Jack in the Box: 2 for $5 Biscuit Sandwiches

There's a great deal on breakfast sandwiches at Jack in the Box this month. You can get two breakfast biscuits — with egg, cheese, and sausage or bacon — for $5. If you want breakfast even cheaper, grab two Breakfast Jacks for $3. Beyond breakfast, you can get two Jumbo Jack burgers for $5.

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23. Taco John's: $2 Off Six-Pack and a Pound

You can feed a small crowd with Taco John's Six-Pack and a Pound, which comes with six tacos and a pound of fried Potato Olés. Right now you can get $2 off the bundle when you order online or through the chain's mobile app.

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24. Dunkin': $2 Medium Coffee

Free Donut Wednesdays might be over for now, but there's a good deal on coffee at Dunkin' instead. With the chain's app, you can get a medium hot or iced coffee every single day for $2.

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25. Noodles & Company: $7 Everyday Value Menu

There are seven dishes on the Noodles & Co. menu that are just $7 each for the small size, including spaghetti with marinara, Japanese Pan Noodles, pesto cavatappi, and the Med Salad. Plus, right now you can get a $10 Mac and Cheese meal deal with a rice crispy treat and drink.